Health Insurance

Health Insurance Options

Making sense of the healthcare system – including insurance – is a necessary step in the brain tumor journey. To simplify things, we’ve collected some helpful resources.

Hill-Burton Facilities

• A small number of hospitals and health care facilities are required to provide low-cost or no-cost medical care to those in need. • Eligibility

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Managed Care Plans

• Have agreements with certain physicians, hospitals and health care providers to provide a range of services. • Include PPOÕs, HMOÕs and POSÕs. PPOÕs have

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Indemnity Plans

• Also known as fee-for-service or traditional health insurance. • Usually indemnity plans offer more flexibility in choosing doctors and hospitals. • Typically, there is

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Military Health System (MHS)

• The health program for active duty service members, their families, survivors, retirees and former spouses is called TRICARE. • To be eligible for benefits,

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State Risk Pools

• Are created by state legislatures for individuals who have pre-existing medical conditions that make them “high-risk” or “medically uninsurable.” • Generally, there are no

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Medicaid

• Medicaid is a joint federal/state program that pays for health care services. • Medicaid is available to certain low-income individuals and families who meet

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